Dying fan allowed to watch new Star Wars movie ahead of schedule
The fan, who is unnamed as yet, watched the film from his hospice bed along with his wife, two young sons and two brothers in his patient room.
Rowans Hospice Chief Ruth White said that the man was “So very happy that he couldn’t believe it.”
An employee in the hospice service had seen a Star Wars tattoo on the man’s leg, after which the hospice center and the community rallied the attempt to bring the latest installation in the beloved saga to the man’s room. After the hospice tweeted the man’s desire to watch the film, Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, gave it a boost.
Within 48-hours of the original tweet, Disney had granted permission for the fan to get his last wish.
On Friday a Disney executive arrived at the Hospice, 70-miles from London, and brought the film along with him on a hard drive.
However, those in the room who did get to see the movie had to sign non-disclosure agreements before the film was played for them.
‘The Rise of Skywalker’ is scheduled to hit cinemas in the U.S. on December 20. It is the third film of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the final chapter of the ‘Skywalker Saga’. The film’s cast includes the late Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac.